Aga-doo doo doo, push pineapple shake the tree…
Pause, while you sing the next line to yourself. Just a few words, but hard to read them without the music making itself heard, and then being caught up in the rolling dynamic of the song.
Cheesy, corny, but incredibly catchy, and also widely caught. It is part of our modern psyche in the UK.
Black Lace, we salute you!
We shared the evening with friends who have a caravan at Ribby Hall, and this was part of the entertainment, and it took us and the kids back to holidays in the UK and Europe where kids’ clubs were an essential part.
Came home and discussed the 10.30 worship songs with Claire, particularly the kidzone melody. The videos we use definitely have the ‘agadoo’ effect at Kidzone events, and transport scriptural truth into young people’s homes and lives. Having the same effect at family worship often needs nurturing.
This is true for many other worship songs, the context having to be right to enable them to minister to us, or for us to perceive God clearly as we worship with them. To make them ‘fresh’ and ‘vital.’
Songs like ‘In Christ Alone,’ which are anthemic, have an effect of drawing us in by the power with which they have been crafted, and inspiringly honour and proclaim God. They seem to have their own built-in ‘agadoo’ dynamic.
It should never be automatic with worship, but always involve being drawn across the threshold into God space. It is the job of church ministers and worship leaders to initiate, step aside, then join in themselves.
To say, with the whole congregation, ‘And Can It Be…’